The TouchFire is a screen-top keyboard that clips onto your iPad or iPad 2 and it is said to provide a touch typing experience. It has been invented by two guys with a great pedigree in product development, Steve Isaac & Brad Melmon. Steve has worked for Sun Microsystems, GO and Microsoft whilst Brad worked for HP, IDEO, Moto Development, and Speck. All of this experience had been brought together to bring the TouchFire screen-top keyboard to reality.
TouchFire puts the "touch" back into typing on an iPad. You can now feel where the keys are and rest your fingers on the home row, so you can type as fast and accurately as you can on a laptop. You can even type without looking at the screen. TouchFire cushions your fingers as you type, something both touch-typists and two-finger typists really appreciate. Typing on an iPad is no longer a pain!
The TouchFire screen-top keyboard went looking for Kickstarter funding of just $10,000; to get the project off the ground. Now with 40 days still left to run, it has achieved over $38,000 in pledges. Pretty impressive figures and it proves that there is definitely a lot of interest in such an accessory.
Take a look at the video below, let us know if you feel there is a need for such a keyboard. Do you think that the current iPad on-screen keyboard is good enough?